About Us

Bingjie Tong

Hello and Welcome to the USF Counseling Center!

My name is Bingjie, and I am a graduate student clinician at the Center. I was born and raised in China. I completed my undergraduate in psychology and sociology at UCLA. Currently, I am working on my doctoral degree in clinical psychology at USF, investigating long-term salutary outcomes, such as psychological well-being and functioning, in the contexts of various psychopathological disorders. I am fortunate to be the first one in my family to attend college. That said, looking back, I remember the challenges of transitions, confusion, loneliness, and culture shock. I understand that college can be a time of both growth and struggle; that is why I greatly enjoy working with university students from various backgrounds.

As a graduate student clinician at the Center, my goal is to work with you collaboratively on treatment goals and plans. I strive to create a warm and supportive environment for you to safely disclose and reflect upon stressors and concerns. Under Dr. Sarah Edelman’s supervision, I integrate clinical approaches from a variety of theoretical orientations, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and self-compassion.  

Clinical Interests: anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, adjustment concerns, acculturation process, stress management, multicultural/diversity issues 

Languages: Fluent in English and Mandarin